NBC News Announces DC Producer Moves

By Jordan Chariton 

nbcnews304NBC News has made several behind-the-scenes personnel moves in its DC bureau.

Kristen Donnelly has been promoted to the NBC News’ White House team, moving over from her role as senior producer on  MSNBC’s 11amET hour. Frank Thorp V will take over as Senate producer. Thorp has produced for Luke Russert and Kelly O’Donnell in recent years.

Alex Moe has been promoted to NBC News’ House of Representatives producer. Moe started out as the network’s Tim Russert fellow in 2010, moving on to being a campaign embed for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign and producer in the North East bureau. And Abigail Williams will become State Department producer, working with Andrea Mitchell. She had been a general assignment producer.

The network also formerly announced Kasie Hunt’s move to MSNBC, where she will be the network’s political correspondent. Hunt had been NBC News’ Senate producer.

The full memo from Deputy Bureau Chief Meaghan Rady after the jump.

From: Meaghan Rady
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:20 PM
Subject: DC Bureau Producer Announcements

We have a number of exciting announcements in the Washington Bureau:

Kristin Donnelly will join our White House producing team later this week. For the last year, Kristin has been a senior producer for the 11am hour of MSNBC programming, including “José Díaz-Balart” and previously “Jansing & Co.” She was a segment and line producer for MSNBC from 2010-2013. She spent the first eight years of her career reporting for several stations in New York State, with a focus on local politics.

Frank Thorp V will take over as Senate producer and off-air reporter this month. Frank has been the eyes and ears for the network in the House of Representatives since 2011, working alongside Luke Russert, Kelly O’Donnell and expanding the use of digital journalism and social media on the Hill. Frank was previously a producer for NBC in Haiti after the earthquake in January of 2010, and a researcher for Tom Costello. He began his journalism career at NBC as a Washington desk assistant. Frank is this year’s chairman of the Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Executive Committee.

As we announced last week, Kasie Hunt, who has served us as Senate producer since 2013, is starting a new adventure as MSNBC’s Political Correspondent. We are grateful to Kasie for her terrific work covering politics and Congress.

Alex Moe will join us as House of Representatives producer, working closely with Frank, Luke and Kelly. Most of you know Alex from her time here as our Tim Russert Fellow in 2010. She has since covered politics extensively as a campaign embed with Newt Gingrich on his 2012 campaign, then as a producer in the North East Bureau, where she has covered wide-ranging subjects, including – recently – Hillary Clinton’s book tour. Alex will begin on the Hill the last week of September.

Finally, this week Abigail Williams moves to the State Department, where she will work with Andrea Mitchell reporting and producing on foreign affairs and policy. Abigail has spent the last year as a general assignment associate producer. Previously, she was the regular cutter for “Meet the Press,” where she oversaw all tape elements for the show; prior to that, she was a political researcher for the 2008 presidential election, researcher for Tom Costello, and desk assistant for the bureau.

Congratulations to all of our excellent team members!